"Smarter Birds"

Introducing First 5 California's Smarter Birds: Franco, Orson, and Melody! They're fun to watch - but more importantly, each of them flew in with an important story to share with families across California.

Experiences Build Brain Architecture

Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for a successful future.

Brain-Building Basics

Science made simple! Remember these 5 steps to help build your child's brain.

Promoting Healthy Brain Development

Learn more about how interaction with your child through daily experiences effects their development.

Learning Center

Talk. Read. Sing.

You can impact your child’s brain development from day one.

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Quit smoking for good.

Learn about free counseling and referral services.

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